LETTER: Grandma’s Advice

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Dear Editor,

Recently, I was summoned by my grandmother to sit and listen keenly to her, as she decided to instill in me, some wisdom.

As I acted upon her instructions and decided to give her my undivided attention, I was immediately ushered a stern warning that ” it is not everything that glitters is gold”.

She then went on to say that ” leopards never ever change their spots” and finally,  she  mentioned that ” many persons get fooled and  misled & become victims to sweet talkers.

Of course, I was confused so I asked her to explain to me what exactly she meant.

In response, with a smirk on her face she quoted the great Marcus Garvey’s speech “A people without the knowledge of their past is like a tree without roots”. Therefore, the past should never be forgotten because one’s past always determines their future.

Interestingly, she then indicated that from the 1960’s to present, she has lived through several election periods where she has witnessed the operations of the the main opposition party, the PLM, who rebranded themselves as UNDP and now as UPP.

During such time, she observed that the organization had one thing in common; that is, to remove the ruling administration by ANY MEANS NECESSARY & to prevent the incumbent from enhancing their program towards developing the country.

She then went on to say that their of modus of operandi was always fueled from deception, hate, lies, anger, revenge & the hunger for power. As a result,  their primary focus to govern a country properly usually gets lost.

Instantly,  she began to reflect on her own experience where she saw Antigua , under VC Bird’s administration, advancing forward from the days of the widdy widdy bush.

Sadly, she said that VC & his administration became the subject of HATE and subsequently, in 1971, a change of administration took place.

Unfortunately, during 1971 to 1976 the citizenry experienced A LIFE OF MISERY and regretted the political change. Their diets were comprised of BLUE CHICKENS.

Luckily, the opposition only served one term as govt and so ALP regained office.

The HATE & the other EVIL characteristics from the opposition, immediately got worst and Lester Bird who then took over the leadership from VC Bird became the target. His development program however, was an ambitious one and so the landscape began to be transformed into a MODERN DAY ANTIGUA.

The opposition, now rebranded as UPP,  regained office in 2004 to 2014. According to grandma, she said it was another dark period in Antigua’s history. The country almost collapse.

The inexperienced & incompetent UPP  administration caused persons to lose their jobs. Several new taxes were introduced.

The best teachers and the most experienced senior policemen were replaced. The elderly were  referred to as RAG TAGS. NON NATIONALS were called PAUPERS & other derogative names. The education system began failing.

Monies were badly spent. The country was plunged into electrical darkness causing frequent rapes & murders to be committed.

It was even extremely frightening to read the headlines on the cover page of the News paper ” ANOTHER PERSON RAPED or found DEAD” and to hear about the scary fatal incidents that took place at the hospital…

The opposition is presently repeating  the same HOSTILITY  towards Gaston Browne and his administration, who is now transforming Antigua into an ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE.

The HATE,  ANGER & DECEIPT has gotten so worst, where the VENOM from the opposition is now seen & heard in their present modus of operandi & verbal communication like

* Requesting for a license gun to kill
* Disrespecting women saying they look like panties turn back to front
* Displaying abrasive behaviors by certain radio personalities
* Showingoff of a gun to intimidate their own senator
* Displaying covetousness
* Betraying each other for leadership
* attracting criminals like the recent fraudsters etc & etc.

Ofcourse, grandma gave me something now to ponder on as she concludes educating me ” that a burnt child always dread the fire & I know what I have but I do not know what I will get so I would need to act responsible & wisely.

 

Fitzroy

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24 COMMENTS

    • The older heads always have a word for the wise….. Fitzroy’s grandma’s experience says quite alot…. Perhaps we need to wake up and really smell the real coffee. BECAREFUL OF THE FOXES IN BLUE CLOTHINGS!!

  1. Sounds like you made up this BS while sitting in the toilet bowl. BS coming out both ends. Lost 30 seconds of my life reading this garbage.

  2. I HAVE THREE NUMBERS FOR GASTON THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REPEAT CONSTANTLY:

    H_2_O (NO WATER)
    500 (500 EMPTY PROMISES)
    C_10 H_5_CIN_2 (CHEMICAL FORMULA FOR TEARGAS)

    DON’T EVER FORGET

    • @Stand Tall. How tall are u? Are you as TALL as the lone pupah tree sitting on the 26 ACRES of land that the 🐍 abandoned???

      Tall as that building at East bus station CAN’T PARK blocking all the likkle breeze?

      Tall as the pile of IMF requirements Lovell Limpy Joe King Lyadd had us subjected to during his time as Worst Finance Minister in the universe??

      Tall as ABIB bank that COLLAPSED under UPP (4 floors)

      • I HAVE THREE NUMBERS FOR GASTON THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REPEAT CONSTANTLY:

        H_2_O (NO WATER)
        500 (500 EMPTY PROMISES)
        C_10 H_5_CIN_2 (CHEMICAL FORMULA FOR TEARGAS)

        DON’T EVER FORGET

  3. Well, My Grand ma said “Trust no custom, for or fashion, some may look like angles bright. She also said to look at both sides of everything. What you just wrote is Bull Dung. Sound like TENWOMAN!

  4. Well FITZROY I do not know who is DUNCER whether you or your grandma. You trying your best with all kinds of stupid and ridiculous letters but that strategy by the ABLP nar go work. Antiguans are sensible people and will see through your BULL SHIT.

  5. My grandmother also tell me to be a CRITICAL THINKER and question everything and everybody until you find the REAL truth for yourself.

    As Mi granny use to say: “what sweet in a goat 🐐 mout’ (politicians), sour in he bam bam” (comes back to bite them). A WISE WOMAN INDEED …

    • IMF sweet Lovell
      WADADLI POWER CAN’T sweet Lovell
      ROMANTIC RHYTHMS sweet Lovell
      ABST HOTEL RIPOFF sweet Lovell
      ABIB COLLAPSE sweet Lovell
      PIT sweet Lovell
      INCREASE LPG PRICE sweet Lovell
      CAN’T PARK sweet Lovell
      STRIPPER POLE BUS 🚌 sweet Lovell

      He got kicked out on his bam bam 5 times. This 6th time, Melford will kick he in he tummock coz he has no bam-bam left! Lmao 🤣😂😆😅🤣😂😆

      • I HAVE THREE NUMBERS FOR GASTON THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REPEAT CONSTANTLY:

        H_2_O (NO WATER)
        500 (500 EMPTY PROMISES)
        C_10 H_5_CIN_2 (CHEMICAL FORMULA FOR TEARGAS)

        DON’T EVER FORGET

          • I HAVE THREE NUMBERS FOR GASTON THAT PEOPLE SHOULD REPEAT CONSTANTLY:

            H_2_O (NO WATER)
            500 (500 EMPTY PROMISES)
            C_10 H_5_CIN_2 (CHEMICAL FORMULA FOR TEARGAS)

            DON’T EVER FORGET

  6. ABLP Government know they finish and running scared. Stop over dosing poor Grandma wid medication u a tun de woman stupid , grandma need her pipe wid some tobacco, to smoke you out of her place you and your stupid letters, no one need to hear from you , just go help poor granny can get some water to wash up, as for melford rediculous , master of misinformation he is on his last leg he done wid.

    Mr. Lovell is the man, a scholar, superb Attorney, wise Politician, compassionate and more.
    Let the Sunshine in, I can smell the Victory. Good Riddance ABLP greedy Government, your end is near. Let us get this over with , call the election.

    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      LOVELL IS A SPENT FORCE 🎯

  7. Your grand mother suffers from Alzheimers/dementia and needs to prepare to meet her God. She needs to call in her pastor and confess the many lies she has told you. You can jump high and jump low because ABLP MUST GO. We fed up. So open your hard cranium and understand that Fitzroy. HAROLD LOVELL AND THE REDEEM TEAM ALL THE WAY ON ELECTION DAY.

  8. Letter Writer: I never worked for any Government Administrations in Antigua. The best working years for me were 1971 to 1976 under the PLM.I could not even vote until 1976.Back then the voting age was 21.I do not know which one of the Antigua’s your grandmother lived in. One of the best things the PLM introduce into Antigua and Barbuda was the Social Security. It is still going to this day, struggling to survive under Gaston Brightest Bulb On All Trees Browne. By the way,I wondered why he was outsmarted by a man from UAE into giving up(30 Acres) the people lands for free. There was Dato Tan and the off shore Islands,now that Sheikh. Those Labor Party Leaders,they do not learn.
    FITZROY,LET ME TELL YOU WHAT YOU HAVE,ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.NOTHING FROM NOTHING LEAVES NOTHING.

    • When you are crooked and corrupt, the only deal that makes sense is one where you can line your pocket. You ask potential investors how much.

  9. This sounds like the ramblings of someone desperate for attention. Where are the facts to support your argument Mr. Fitzroy? There is nothing informative or educational about your post, as you have failed to provide evidence to support your points. Final grade “F” as it was incomplete and lacked necessary details.

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